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Thread: Trainers in the South-West?

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    Trainers in the South-West?

    We're soon to collect our new Korthals Griffon puppy (one of the HPR family). This will primarily be used for NV foxing, and so will need a highly unusual training regime. It will also need to track deer and work the local game shoots. I'm therefore keen to ensure that it has the best training possible. In order to keep things practical, I'd like to ensure that whoever we work with is within a sensible striking distance - this essentially means East/North Devon, possibly just over the border into Somerset. I'm aware of Kimberley Gundogs, but wanted to see what else was available before making any decisions. As ever, any help would be most appreciated!

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    My mother has a Vizsla and a Slovakian pointer and has always used Steve Kimberly in North Devon as i think he specialises in HPR work. Not too sure though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matastrophe View Post
    My mother has a Vizsla and a Slovakian pointer and has always used Steve Kimberly in North Devon as i think he specialises in HPR work. Not too sure though.
    Thank you - as you say, I believe he is a bit of an HPR man, but I wanted to know if there was anyone else to consider before going to him. I do like to do my homework on such things!

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    Steve is/was an a panel HPR judge, so is very knowledgeable and experienced, I have run my GSP under Steve at working tests and trials, he certainly knows his beans.

    In terms of others to speak to, look up Bristol and West working gundog club, they have a couple of experienced trainers/judges who may be as close to you as Steve is, try and ask for their recommendations, Fiona Wensley is also a judge and runs mainly Brittanies, Paul Mcdonald and his wife/partner Gill run some fantatstic open class dogs, mainly GSPs. Also Alan Hender has run GWP's successfully for quite some time (running the Wirewolf line).

    Good luck, if you need any more info drop me a pm.

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    Many thanks for your helpful advice!

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    steve or alan would be my choice,both top men.paul and gill now live in spilsby,lincolnshire

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    Quote Originally Posted by longhair View Post
    steve or alan would be my choice,both top men.paul and gill now live in spilsby,lincolnshire
    Thanks!

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